Klown (2012)



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Movie Info

Two wildly inappropriate friends run amok through the Danish countryside plowing through endless awkward confrontations and unspeakable debaucheries. Hopelessly wrongheaded Frank "kidnaps" the 12-year-old nephew of his pregnant girlfriend in an eager attempt to prove his fatherhood potential to join sex-crazed Casper on his secret adulterous weekend canoe trip. From exclusive brothels, hospitalizations, armed robberies and even prison, the three paddle downstream from one chaotic misadventure to … More

Rating: R (for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Casper Christensen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 25, 2012
Box Office: $68.6k
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Critic Reviews for Klown

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (17)

A grim, desperately unfunny parade of dick jokes, masturbation jokes, dick jokes, paedophilia jokes, dick jokes, rape jokes, gay jokes and dick jokes

Full Review… | December 2, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

KLOWN is a one of the most comically aggressive films you will ever see.

Full Review… | November 8, 2013
Top Critic

Its deliberate aversion to good taste is the biggest gag of all, and the source of its claim to infamy; yet running beneath the grossness, and the calamitous bonhomie, is a quiet streak of despair.

Full Review… | August 6, 2012
New Yorker
Top Critic

It can seem sometimes that Hollywood has a monopoly on stupid, obnoxious comedy. Anyone who sees "Klown" will learn otherwise.

Full Review… | August 2, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Think of all the gags you think might go too far, and then watch as Nørgaard takes them even further.

Full Review… | August 2, 2012
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Situational comedies need some believability to be effective, and too many gags in Klown feel like punchlines whose set-ups were engineered in reverse...

Full Review… | June 2, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Klown


Think of a Judd Apatow film. Now add some grit and gravitas and (more) lewdness, without stripping away any of the honest charm, and you'll get a film a lot like Klown.

At its core, it's the story of three men growing up - never mind that two of them are already in their forties. Our hero, Frank, is a bumbler whose girlfriend has all but given up on his fatherhood potential. Frank's friend Casper organizes an annual camping trip, which is largely a cover for the men to cheat on their wives, and in a misguided attempt to prove he can be a father after all, Frank kidnaps his girlfriend's twelve-year-old nephew the day before the trip, and has no choice but to take him along. It's a film with a lot of laughs and in the end a lot of charm, too - a little-known film from Denmark that punches above its weight and leaves a bigger impression. Great discovery!

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

Hilarious. Almost entirely unpleasant.

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

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